What specific journal titles are included in these agreements?
In total, these agreements cover almost 10,000 individual journals titles, a complete list of titles (by publisher) is available here.
How can DCU authors avail of these agreements?
In order to be eligible, the corresponding author must be a current DCU staff member or registered DCU student at the time an article is accepted for publication (not the date it was submitted).
To avail of these Open Access publishing agreements it is essential that DCU corresponding authors identify their home institution as ‘Dublin City University' and use their DCU email address
Where instructions are unclear, or for any further guidance or clarification please email Amanda Halpin, Electronic Resources & Serials Manager at: email@example.com.
What happens if funds for a particular publisher run out before the end of the year?
UPDATE September 2023
Springer Nature - The 2023 allocation has been fully used up.
T&F - Expected to last until the end of the year
Wiley - It is expected that the fully-OA journal fund will run out in mid-October. The hybrid journal allocation is expected to last until the end of the year
IEEE - Expected to run out by early-November
RSC - Expected to run out in October
OUP - Fully OA journal allocation has been used up, expected that allocation for hybrid journals will last until the end of the year
For those publishers with a limited APC quota each year, when the allocation is used up authors will no longer be prompted to choose the OA option under the IReL agreement. Instead, as you complete the author journey, corresponding authors will be given the following options:
Transformative publisher agreements shift the “business model underlying scholarly journal publishing, moving from one based on toll access (subscription) to one in which publishers are remunerated a fair price for their open access publishing services”.